Monday, November 1, 2021

Thankful for You

There's another challenge underway at Double Trouble! This fun Challenge #96 is biweekly and will close on Sunday evening, November 14, 2021.

As usual, we have three "Things":
Thing 1 (required): Troublemaker thinks it's time for a Tall card that includes at least one die-cut, machine-cut or punched shape. 

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare hopes you will link your project and play along with Ellibelle's Crafty November Challenge.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister says she is dancing her way through the alphabet so is asking you to include the letter "T" in your sentiment or card design. You may elect to use an item that begins with the letter "T". I created a Tall card, selected a Thanksgiving Theme, used the word Thankful, and included papers with Tree branches and autumn droppings (acorns and leaves).

The card I made is a Super Slimline Lapel fun fold. It's skinnier than a standard Slimline and it has lapels. The finished card folds to 3" x 8". 
Click HERE for a tutorial. This is not a difficult fun fold as long as you don't mind precise measuring. I followed the tutorial electing to use two patterned papers although more patterned papers could be used.

Card interior:

The sentiment was stamped on vanilla cardstock and die-cut into an oval then matted with a larger oval. A few gold crystals were added to the sentiment. I placed a slim panel of vanilla for a future sentiment or personal message to be added when I am ready to send the card. In the photo above, you can see the panel. I purposely placed it so the green patterned paper is visible at the top when the card is closed.

I also added my fun fold card to a unique "Anything Goes with a Fun Fold" challenge at Creative Creases # 18.  Be sure to visit the Blog and play along. This challenge is open through Thursday evening, November 11, 2021.

We invite you to view the Design Team's projects and our guidelines at our challenge blogs - DTC96 and Ellibelle's November Challenge.

Stamp: Carta Bella "Gather Together"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla
Paper: SU! DSP "Gilded Autumn" 
Dies: Jeanine's (Oval Mini-Frames) & Elizabeth Craft (Dashing Rectangles)
Misc.: Gold Crystals


  1. What a fabulous fun fold and loving the pretty leaf papers you used! Gorgeous!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  2. Love the creative fold and the T theme elements. Thanks for including the link to the instructions. The colours are fabulous :)

  3. Beautiful fold card... Love the match of the two design papers and in particular love the gold in the leaves.

  4. I don't think I have ever seen this fold! That is really cool and I love the colors you chose. Very classy and beautiful! :)

  5. That's beautiful Melanie! Love the fall colors and the fancy fold design is perfect! :)

  6. This card is soooo cool, Melanie! I absolutely love the fun fold you painstakingly made! Perfectly done!! WOW!! Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

  7. Your card is stunning Melanie. I'm going to have to try the fold.

  8. Such a pretty card, Melanie! Love that pattern paper you chose for the inside!!! -Donna